Reston, VA — January 10, 2013 — AIS Network, a leading provider of fully managed enterprise-class hosting, today announced that it has completed its semi-annual SOC 1 (Service Organization Control) Type II audit. This certification attestation verifies that AISN has the proper internal controls and processes in place to deliver high-quality services to its clients.
KirkpatrickPrice, a licensed CPA firm, performed the audit and appropriate testing of AISN’s controls that may affect its clients’ financial statements. In accordance with SSAE 16 (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements), the SOC 1 Type II audit report includes AISN’s description of controls as well as the detailed testing of its controls over a minimum six-month period.
“AISN has taken considerable care in designing its systems for the highest levels of security, reliability and scalability, including developing a comprehensive set of security measures and practices to keep our customers’ data protected and safe,” said AISN CEO Jay Atkinson.
“We are pleased that our SOC 1 report shows that AISN has appropriate controls in place around security and availability to help mitigate risks and ensure that our clients’ data are highly secure.”
“Many of the AIS Network clients rely on their systems to process or store sensitive data,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, Managing Partner with KirkpatrickPrice.
“As a result, AIS Network has implemented best-practice controls demanded by their customers to address information security risks. Our third-party opinion validates these controls and the tests we perform provide assurance regarding the managed solutions provided by AIS Network.”
Established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), SOC 1 Type II is a reporting on the controls at a service organization. This report is in compliance with the SSAE 16 auditing standards, which focus on the controls of a service organization that are relevant to an audit of a user entity’s financial statements. The standard demonstrates that an organization has adequate controls and processes in place. Federal regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and the Health Insurance Profitability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) require corporations to audit the internal controls of their suppliers, including those that provide technology services.
About KirkpatrickPrice, LLC
KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. By specializing in Service Organization Control Reports (SSAE, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3), security audit services and compliance issues, the firm offers efficient expertise with relevant skills and qualifications for engagements governed by the AICPA and other data security best practices. The firm’s employees are certified with CPA, CISA, CISSP and other certifications critical to the audit process. www.kirkpatrickprice.com.